VerbRemove the trash from the front yard.
My tonsils were removed when I was five years old.
Trees help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
These new findings should remove any doubt about his innocence.
What's a good way to remove stains from a silk dress?
The new law would remove obstacles to obtaining a work permit.
He was removed from office. Noun
She thrives when she's at some remove from mainstream society.
their farm is just a remove of two miles from the town center See More
Recent Examples on the Web
The soft silicone bristles gently remove dirt and debris without scratching (or scaring) and only need a little water to work.—Hannah Rice, Rolling Stone, 1 Dec. 2023 In antiquity, Roman enslaved workers, free men and convicts removed marble from these mountains with wedges and picks to build Trajan’s Column and parts of the Pantheon.—Elaine Sciolino, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Dec. 2023 Ousting him allowed the GOP to remove a potential thorn in the party's side ahead of the 2024 election, mainly in New York.—Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 1 Dec. 2023 The statue in Allendale Charter Township quickly became a point of contention as communities across the country considered removing monuments and renaming buildings with ties to the Confederacy following the May 2020 killing of George Floyd.—Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2023 The 11-page bylaws established by OpenAI Inc. in January 2016 give board members the exclusive right to elect and remove fellow directors and also to determine the board’s size.—Will Knight, WIRED, 30 Nov. 2023 In May, the book publisher joined PEN America and others in a federal suit in Florida against the Escambia County School District and the county school board over removing and restricting books in public school libraries, according to the Wall Street Journal.—Britney Nguyen, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 In court, Martinez is seeking damages exceeding $25,000, according to the complaint, and a legal injunction that would force Airbnb to remove listings without carbon monoxide detectors and mandate the use of detectors along with the inspection of fuel-burning devices.—Ben Goggin, NBC News, 30 Nov. 2023 Advertisement Michl was described by law enforcement as a person living in her vehicle, which was parked nearby and removed as evidence by police.—Jeremy Childs, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023
Kidane may have been of less immediate interest to prosecutors in Europe because his main operation, in Bani Walid, was at one remove from the sea crossings, but his crimes were nevertheless egregious.—Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 As for the artists, instead of operating at a remove, through galleries or museums or time delays, they were pulled into a vital, ephemeral exchange that could only happen once.—Will Heinrich, New York Times, 4 Nov. 2023 The hours between are spent at an odd and serene remove from a city not a ten-minute ride away by water.—Charlie Hobbs, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Sep. 2023 Coverage of the new war in Israel does not allow for such a remove.—Brian Steinberg, Variety, 11 Oct. 2023 Holst leaves the listener in the far removes of outer space, with Neptune being a study in musical mysticism, highlighted by a hidden hymning women’s chorus, as if heard from a mysterious distance.—Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 From detergents to stain removes, dryer balls to drying racks, here are some best-selling Amazon products that make doing laundry less of a hassle.—Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 25 Aug. 2023 Dual-zone automatic climate control is standard and features an air ionizer to help clean remove smells from the cabin; going with the Plus trim adds a third climate control zone for the rear passenger compartment.—Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 22 Aug. 2023 Crafted in isolation in the artist’s studio in rural Sweden, the pieces grapple with our collective downfall with wry humor and a childlike remove, threatening and comforting at the same time.—Camille Okhio, ELLE Decor, 24 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-French remuver, removeir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre to move
: to change the location, position, station, status, or residence of: as
: to have (an action) transferred from one court to another and especially from a state court to a federal court see also separable controversy
Section 1441 et seq. of title 28 of the U.S. Code allows a defendant who is brought into a state court to remove the action to federal district court when diversity of citizenship exists, when the action involves a claim or right arising under the U.S. Constitution or under laws or treaties of the U.S., or when the defendant is a foreign country or its agency or instrumentality. Civil actions and criminal prosecutions brought against an officer or agency of the U.S. for any act under color of office may also be removed.
: to dismiss from office
an independent counsel…may be removed from office…only by the personal action of the Attorney General—U.S. Code
: to take away
should his incapacity be removed by a judgment of a court—Louisiana Civil Code